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The consumption of bread and sweets, here are the 2 factors that influenced their decrease

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After the reduction in the number of tourists from October until now, the consumption continues to decrease for some of the food basket products.

The first businesses to feel the drop in consumption after the end of the tourist season were shops selling bread, other dough products and pastry shops.
Some bakery executives in October claimed that the decline in demand for dough and confectionery products was 20% compared to the previous year, except for sales of fast food products, which did not show a decrease.

The downward trend in the consumption of these products has continued during 2024. Bread and confectionery producers say that the decrease in bread consumption has been influenced by demographic factors, including the emigration of the population, especially young people.

Hysen Caka, administrator at "Caka Group", said that for the months of January-March 2024, the consumption of bread has decreased by 40% compared to the same period of the previous year. According to him, the decrease in consumption is higher for confectionery products. Demand for sweets has dropped by 70% year-on-year.
"For the first 3 months of the year, the consumption of bread and sweets has marked a high drop. I think the main reason is the departure of young people or the most vital part of society in emigration.

Most of the remaining population that is aging consumes low amounts of these products. Another factor that has influenced the drop in demand in this period is the month of fasting. With the end of the month of Ramadan, we expect to have a clearer situation for analyzing the influencing factors", he points out.

Even Ali Dedolli, manager of the network of bakeries and shops selling bread and pastries "Alna Bakery", claims that after the departure of foreign tourists, the consumption trend continues to remain downward. According to him, the main cause remains the emigration of the population.

Bakers claim that home baking is also on the decline. According to them, even that part of the population that during the months of the pandemic made bread at home, has returned to shopping at bakeries, since the cost of buying is more profitable than that of preparing bread at home.
Actions against informality in electricity payments, over the years according to them, reduced the number of families that make bread at home. Baking bread at home is more of a tradition left in rural grain growing areas.

Grain imports for January-February rose 50% for wholesalers' stocks in the spring

Although some of the main bakeries are concerned about a drop in consumption in the first 3 months of 2024, grain imports are on the rise.

Cereal imports for the months of January-February 2024 increased by 51% compared to the same period of the previous year according to INSTAT data.

For the chairman of the Association of Flour Processors, Adi Haxhiymeri, the increase in imports has not been influenced by the growth of factories, but by the measures of flour factories to create reserves for the winter-spring period, as it is not yet known what the price will be of wheat for the new harvests./Monitor